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Lost and Found

Lost and Found

Does hiding a watch just before you leave town two years ago and not being able to find it later count as actually losing the watch? Now that I’ve finally located it, I recall thinking what a great spot the back of a drawer in the desk our son used when he lived at...

Giveaway Winner and Kate’s Favorite Pics

Giveaway Winner and Kate’s Favorite Pics

Congratulations to Marsha Keel Chasteen, the winner of Noah and Susie, two Amish-made dolls from Lancaster County, PA. Plus one signed copy of Starting from Scratch, A Letter from Lancaster County, or one of 3 books from The Legacy of Lancaster County...

Location, Location, Location

Location, Location, Location

"The nursery was magnificent, but nothing prepared me for the charm and eloquence of the café, which stood behind the last greenhouse." from Starting From Scratch I never grow weary of visiting Lancaster County, PA. Or of writing about it. Or studying about the Amish...

Kate’s Favorite Pics – and a giveaway winner

Kate’s Favorite Pics – and a giveaway winner

Congratulations to Kristina Browning, winner of the Amish-made laundry bag for clothespins and two lovely Amish-made oven mitts from Lancaster County, plus a signed copy of one of my Amish books: Starting from Scratch, A Letter from Lancaster County, or one of three...

Finding Community

Finding Community

A couple of women in our neighborhood have organized a potluck in a nearby park for next week. Each year, our city sets aside a specific date for communities to gather. Actually, the whole country holds a National Night Out to promote fellowship . I’m a very social...

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Kate Lloyd is a novelist, a mother of two sons, and a passionate observer of human relationships.

A native of Baltimore, Kate spends time with family and friends in Lancaster County, Pennsylvania, the inspiration for Leaving Lancaster. She is a member of the Lancaster County Mennonite Historical Society.

Kate and her husband live in the Pacific Northwest, the setting for Kate's first novel, A Portrait of Marguerite. Kate studied painting and sculpture in college. She has worked a variety of jobs, including car salesman and restaurateur.